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  • No one cards at Starbucks [Commentary]

    No one cards at Starbucks [Commentary]
    In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were...
  • Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model

    Maryland looks to Connecticut as exchange model
    Maryland will likely dump all or part of the state's health insurance exchange website and adopt Connecticut's system, a move that could make it the first state to abandon a dysfunctional site. Officials with Maryland's exchange plan to turn to the...
  • Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators

    Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators
    The popular ride-share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy." Uber launched the public relations campaign as state regulators waded into the same dispute that...
  • Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage

    Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage
    They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches. Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...
  • CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments

    CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments
    The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data...
  • Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance between openness, security

    Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance between openness, security
    In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...
  • Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]

    Power plant subsidies were never needed [Commentary]
    The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) currently has an opportunity to ensure that Maryland consumers are not on the hook to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidized electricity that will be generated at Competitive Power Ventures'...
  • Banking on those who don't [Commentary]

    Banking on those who don't [Commentary]
    If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...
  • Towson U. students help Cedar Cafe owner market her business

    Towson U. students help Cedar Cafe owner market her business
    They held a free food sampling on campus. They distributed flyers with discount coupons in the dormitories and nearby apartment buildings. They revamped the website, adding colorful pictures and a menu. A group of Towson University business students are...
  • McCormick shares surge on rise in profits

    McCormick shares surge on rise in profits
    Shares in McCormick & Co. Inc. surged nearly 5.5 percent Tuesday after it announced that its profit rose nearly 9 percent in the first quarter as the spice company used digital marketing to build its brand and launched new products around the world....
  • Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

    Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance
    Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed....
  • Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'

    Obama tells Md. students health care law 'here to stay'
    President Barack Obama used a visit to Maryland on Thursday to push back against congressional Republicans who are working to delay provisions of his health care law set to take effect next week. The president vowed that his signature domestic...